Epidural injections effective for managing chronic spinal pain

Posted 06 Nov, 2016 [ssba]

Properly used, epidural spinal injections are an effective way to manage chronic spinal pain, according to the results of a systematic review of the available literature.

Published in Pain Physician (2015;18:E939-E1004), the study’s investigators, including first author and that journal’s editor-in-chief Alan Kaye, MD, PhD, wrote that their findings show “the efficacy of epidural injections in managing a multitude of chronic spinal conditions.”

Dr. Kaye, who also chairs the Department of Anesthesia at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, added that “as a clinician, I have seen the benefits of epidural steroid injections over the last 25 years,” and that the results of the review did not surprise him.

Please click the link below to read further:

http://www.painmedicinenews.com/Interventional/Article/03-16/Epidural-Injections-Effective-for-Managing-Chronic-Spinal-Pain/35457

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